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By Mary Mosquera 11:08 am February 09, 2012
Physicians have long operated as autonomous problem solvers, but healthcare complexity and costs will drive change to act like systems. Atul Gawande outlines 3 key skills that only exist in limited pockets but are central to the transformation.
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am February 09, 2012
McKesson announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based peerVue, which develops radiology workflow and communication solutions. The move helps broaden McKesson's portfolio of enterprise imaging and information management systems.
By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am February 09, 2012
A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts that more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them -- especially on the health data exchange front.
By Thomas S. Keefe, MA, FHIMSS 10:33 am February 09, 2012
Thomas Keefe, HIMSS senior director of regional affairs, shines a light on emerging accountable care organizations in Camden, Newark, and Trenton, NJ.
By Diana Manos 10:28 am February 09, 2012
The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) announced on Thursday that the state will use OptumInsight's health information exchange technology to build the infrastructure for the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas' statewide HIE.
By Carl Natale 10:14 am February 09, 2012
Some eighty percent of medical fraud, according to reports, is committed by providers, be that to improve their chances of reimbursement or because they feel entitled to money payers deny them. Will ICD-10 tempt them to further inflate claims?
By Mary Mosquera 12:54 pm February 08, 2012
Health IT-enabled capabilities to coordinate care and electronically supply patients their data will challenge providers in meaningful use stage 2, report said.
By Tom Sullivan 12:42 pm February 08, 2012
What with the presidential non-binding primary over, Missouri is more than just one of three states where Rick Santorum surprised the nation. The Show-Me State is staunch in its opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) -- the individual mandate specifically.
By Michelle McNickle 12:00 pm February 08, 2012
The steep cost of electronic health record systems in today's market makes seeing a return on investment that much more important. Luckily, there are a few basic ways to see financial gains after implementing an EHR. Heidi Jannenga and Paul Winandy outline five ways to get ROI from your EHR.
By Tom Sullivan 11:49 am February 08, 2012
Amid making a run for Congress in a state actively opposed to health reform, Missourian Ed Martin shifted his sails to take on the Attorney General instead -- and is tacking on the issue of healthcare.

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